I stumbled across a website today that opposes the planned soccer stadium in Vancouver’s Gastown district.
What interests me about the coalition is the fact that there isn’t any mention of who created the group or who its members are, only:
“A group of like-minded business people and residents has recently formed the Gastown Neighbourhood Coalition.”
I’m guessing that a few of the waterfront landowners/developers have started this because the creation of a stadium would impede the future possibility of turning Gastown’s waterfront into a Yaletown-style redevelopment, as is stated in the Waterfront Access area of their website:
“A better option would be a residential development similar to Yaletown or Coal Harbour that could reconnect the community to the waterfront”
I would love to know who these people are. Do you know?
UPDATE: audihertz.net has some pictures of the area and a perspective of someone who’s new to town.